Seeking a fun, new SPARK!
I posted this blog entry last fall, and it stands true today. I'm still trying to find that motivational pull that keeps me in check. I'm trying to connect with my WHY and get myself in gear. I'm not sure why my readiness seems so hard to grasp ... Read more
Desperately seeking new and fun SPARK!
I'm looking for a spark that's consistent, reliable, and loyal. It would be great if this spark was into outdoor activities, working out a few times a week, and having lots of fun. I love making new friends, and I'd like it if my new spark and I... Read more
so much lemon water! (also, CONSISTENCY!)
I'm trying to drink more lemon water because of it's amazing benefits. Plus, it makes me drink more water. I've been trying to get to 64 oz a day this whole week. And today I actually made it at NOON. That means I still have the rest of the day ... Read more
Hey Peeps! I am on track! Today I'm focusing on eating 1000 - 1500 calories. I'm at 300 so far for the day. Eep. I had a protein shake and a bowl of oatmeal, so I think that's good so far!
I've also been to personal training today, and I'm ... Read more
Oh New Year.
Gosh, New Year. You really have a way of making all us weight-loss types get in a frenzy. Suddenly I'm in a healthy new year group on Facebook, choosing my accountability partners and taking measurements and (GROAN) before pictures.
All I c... Read more
Planning and Personal Training
I CAN DO THIS
I CAN DO THIS
I CAN DO THIS
...this is the chant I have on repeat right now.
Lose 30 lbs by February (my birthday trip to San Diego, where there will be a swimsuit)
That is roughly 15 weeks from now. 2 l... Read more
Weird depression day
I had one of those scary days yesterday that reminds me where I've been and where I do not want to be ever again. I just felt... blah. Emotionless. Numb.
My boyfriend asked me 57 times what was wrong, did I want a root beer, did I want to g... Read more
Reinvigorating through planning!
OK. I need a goal to work for! I am sooooo lazy right now. I can't seem to get my sleeping going, and thus my exercise is sucking, thus I am eating a bunch of crap. That said, I am still wearing my fitbit and keeping track of steps, and I have b... Read more
I will not be derailed!
Me and sleep do not always get along.
Last week we had a pretty bad falling out, and I just barely slept the entire week. Why? Heat wave? Kittens in the bed? Fan on or fan off? All of these reasons added up to a perfect storm of insomnia. A... Read more
This Dang Plateau!
I'm not sure you can call it a plateau, but I'm not sure you can't.
In all, I've lost over 150 lbs and also gained like 200. Which should be equally impressive! Bring on the pasta and garlic bread! But what I'm getting at, is that I should ... Read more
Beach vacation = so much walking!
I have never walked so much in my life I don't believe.
Now, granted, I did my long workout on Friday morning before we left because I didn't think I'd get enough mileage over the weekend. Boy, was I pretty wrong!
My fitbit totals wer... Read more
a pic reminder - and a box of ice cream bars if I don't lose weight soon
I was looking back through old blogs, and I found a before/during picture of myself at 55 lbs lost. I'm now at around 70 lbs lost:
It freaks me out because I look so ... Read more
Popular Blog Trophy?! Wow!
WOW! Thank you everyone! I have been on SP since 2006 and as far as I can remember, I have never, ever, had a Popular Blog Post! I feel so totally honored. The love and support I've gotten from my SP family has gotten me through some tough times... Read more
the timeline of how SP fixed my day
Today was like a whirlwind of emotions. I'll just give you the timeline play by play.
8am - I'm awake. It's painful. It's already hot in my bedroom. My heart wants to go out and run, and my body does NOT.
8am - 9:45am I try to convinc... Read more
c25k week 2 - I must gush
My friends and family are getting sick of me hearing how great I feel at the end of every workout, and I can only gush to Facebook so much before someone wants to punch me in the face. So you guys get to hear it!
Today was probably the best... Read more